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Falconry Hunting

Hunting Regulations Icon Maryland Hunting


  • Hunting with birds of prey (here referred to as Falconry) is permitted one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset, Sunday through Saturday except:
    • Migratory game birds may not be hunted on Sunday.
  • A valid hunting license and a Falconry Permit are required to hunt with birds of prey.
  • A Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp, a valid hunting license and a Falconry Permit are required to hunt migratory game birds with birds of prey.
  • Falconry Seasons for Migratory Game Birds are listed.
  • The Falconry Season for squirrels (red, gray and eastern fox) is from September 1 to March 31.
  • The Falconry Season for ruffed grouse is from October 1 to March 31.
  • The Falconry Season for ring-necked pheasant (either sex), bobwhite quail, and cottontail rabbit is from November 1 to March 31.
  • Hunters using birds of prey are required to follow the daily bag limits and possession limits set for those species being taken.
  • Hunters using birds of prey are encouraged, but not required to wear fluorescent orange.
  • Potential falconers should know the possession of birds of prey is closely regulated by federal and state law.

For more information, contact the Permits Coordinator for the Wildlife & Heritage Service at 301-478-2690.